UK Development Secretary Douglas Alexander MP arrived in Ethiopia early this morning. We changed to a 10-seater plane and flew straight up to Kebredihar in the Somali Region - part of Ethiopia most seriously affected by the humanitarian crisis.
Douglas visited a school of 1,300 children and a hospital (where we saw a mother and a malnourished child being cared for - one of the lucky ones).
More to follow, including photos. Now back in Addis, and off to a reception with development partners. And another very early start tomorrow to see a bit more of Ethiopia, before meeting Prime Minster Meles on Friday afternoon.